June 25, 2013 - 5:43 PM
KAMLOOPS – Councillors said in April they wanted to “get on with” widening Highland Road and they will.
The two-lane roadway is set to be widened to three lanes and a multi-use path starting July 2. Juniper residents should be prepared for a long summer in traffic.
“Let this be a good warning to the public—there will be inconveniences and you will have to allow for more time," Mayor Peter Milobar said today, after Kamloops City councillors approved the project and timeline.
The $4.15 million project will take about four months to complete. Councillors urged residents to be patient: It's the only road in and out. But councillors believe it's worth it to get it done.
“I'm certainly in favour, and quite excited about this project,” Juniper resident and councillor Ken Christian said.
Council considered adding parking to the project but ultimately decided they did not want to postpone the project any longer, nor did they want to encourage use of private lands.
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